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Not sleeping so might as well...

Sunday, October 30, 2011      0 comments

Once or twice each week I'm unable to sleep. Sometimes I lay there thinking, praying, resting. Sometimes I just have to get up and and do something. This is one of those nights. It started with a memory of something I'd forgotten to do and I... Read more

Brisk and Beautiful

Thursday, October 27, 2011      2 comments

What a beautiful fall day! There's a touch of a breeze, a bit of coolness. It is the perfect day for an enthusiastic walk. I combined a couple of quick errands to a nearly two hour walk around town. The sidewalks were filled with people out ... Read more

Down to Earth and Back on Track

Monday, October 24, 2011      2 comments

I had the most amazing 5 weeks with our son's family, including now 3 year old Emily and now 5 month old Lucy. I got to care for Lucy for those first four weeks our daughter-in-law was back at work. When I returned home my arms felt quite empt... Read more

24 days gone 8 glorious ones to go!

Friday, September 02, 2011      3 comments

For more than three weeks I've been so blessed to be with our son's family in beautiful Seattle. I'm here to take care of our new granddaughter, Lucy. But, I also get to spen some really special times with their almost three year old, Emily. ... Read more

Barefoot and Broken

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      6 comments

So, last week I broke a toe. Actually my grandson jumped on it and there it went. Of course this happened just as I was really getting into a good stair workout. Then I caught some sort of weird 'bug' that left me down with high fever for thr... Read more

Need more Stairs...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011      6 comments

After meeting my newest granddaughter I was quickly reminded that I need more stair workouts. Our son's house has three floors, all of which are very much in use. In fact, you enter on the first floor - music room, laundry 1/2 bath, mud room. ... Read more

Oops, what happened?

Wednesday, June 08, 2011      5 comments

I thought I was going the right way again after adjusting thyroid medication. But, when I hopped on the scale yesterday and today it told a different story. Now, I'm wondering if I haven't been drinking enough water and retaining some. So, my... Read more

Little wins

Monday, June 06, 2011      4 comments

Through the years I've continued to win small prizes now and then. Nothing grand. Just enough to keep me interested. When I talked my husband into standing on a number for a prize drawing over the weekend as we walked through a store promotin... Read more

One Tough Kid

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      4 comments

It never ceases to amaze me to see the resiliency of little ones. Our eight-year-old grandson is on a demonstration team for his martial arts dojo. I watched practice last night and gasped and shuddered as he was dropped not once, but twice as... Read more

Thyroid Watch

Wednesday, May 25, 2011      5 comments

Once again my weight went up without obvious reason. It took over a month, but I finally remembered to ask my doctor about thyroid status. Once again I found out I needed a boost to my medication. So, yesterday I began the higher dose and hop... Read more

Lucy joins our family tree!

Saturday, May 21, 2011      7 comments

Today we have a new granddaughter - Lucy Elizabeth. Lucy is named for the character in Narnia and the middle name for English authors and characters near and dear to our daughter-in-law's heart. On a day like this I wish the old Star Trek tran... Read more

Walgreen's Walking Program is pretty interesting

Wednesday, May 11, 2011      9 comments

I just joined the Walgreen's walking program and am most interested in two parts of it. There are some good coupons there that I may take advantage of. But, more interesting to me is the mapping part for my walks. It was very easy to mark the... Read more

Yoga: a great stretch to wake up!

Monday, May 09, 2011      12 comments

I was about to head out for a walk when I flipped through the tv channels and found a yoga program just beginning. So I rolled out my mat, kicked off my shoes and joined the beginners. I tried a few of the more advanced poses, but discovered I... Read more

5K walk was such fun!

Sunday, May 08, 2011      6 comments

I walked the 5K Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday. Since I live near the race site I walked 3/4 miles to get there 1 1/2 hour before race time to meet a friend and explore the exhibits and visit the breast cancer survivor area. It was all gr... Read more

Sometimes I let stress get the best of me!

Friday, May 06, 2011      3 comments

We came home to a phone message from my mother-in-law saying she got a letter delivered to her house that was intended for us. Curious, my dh called her right away and was astounded. I had requested an online banking code so I could pay extra ... Read more


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